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until the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865.
Posted by elfgirl on May 6, 2009 at 3:37 PM (Answer #2)
Congress imposes radical Reconstruction (1866-1873):
The central political problem was the status of Black people in the South. As a response to the Black Codes, the radical Republicans presented the Civil Rights Bill. Johnson vetoed the bill as usual because it gave citizenship to the freedmen at a time when 11 out of 36 states were unrepresented. The Democratic party (which proclaimed itself the party of the White Men, South & North) supported Johnson. However, the Republicans -radicals- overrode his veto and the Civil Rights Bill became a law. The radicals who took control of the Reconstruction Policy after 1866's elections, passed legislations and constitutional amendments over President Johnson's veto.
The Constitutional Amendments:
3 new amendments were adopted. The 13th Amendment, ratified in 1865, abolished slavery. The 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, gave citizenship to Blacks and abolished the State law called Black Codes. It was mainly a federal law that guaranteed citizenship to all born in the U.S. and guaranteed their federal civil rights.
The 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, was based on the fact that the right to vote could not be denied because of race, color, or previous conditions of servitude(whether a former slave or prisoner). However, this wasn't the case. The South fell at 1st at the hands of White radicals who were trying to regulate the emancipated Blacks and grant them their legal rights. Although the new states government had ratified the 13th, 14th & 15th Amendments, those guaranties were only technicalities since segregation existed in public services & reactions by the conservatives in the South included the formation of sercet violent societies ,say, the KKK which wanted to protect White people's interests and advantages by terrorising Blacks and preventing them from making any advances or progress. === > it is only in the 20th century & at the end of the World war II when slavery ended, but segregation didn't till Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, Voting rights Bill in 1965, and the Equal Rights Movement. Even though such acts were adopted, most of them denied to give same rights to "colored" men and refused to treat women the way they treat men.
Posted by electro on May 6, 2009 at 3:37 PM (Answer #3)
End of slavery in United States of America (USA) was the result of an extended movement of liberal minded people for nearly hundred years.
Opposition to slavery in USA began to develop during the American War of Independence in the period 1775-1783. After independence was won the laws in USA were passed that gradually tried to reduce slavery. For example, a law was passed bu US congress in 1808 prohibiting importation of slaves.
The movement for atotal abolition odf slavery became quite strong 1850's. But there was considerable difference of opinion amongst people of Northern and Southern States. This difference ultimately led to the American Civil War.
Immediately after the war Thirteenth Constitutional Amendment was passed in 1865 abolishing slavery in USA, and this bringing to end the practice of slavery in USA.
Posted by krishna-agrawala on May 6, 2009 at 3:37 PM (Answer #4)
True, the 13th Amendment called for the abolition of slavery, but the main question is, what was the situation of Blacks after the Civil War in the South? Many ex-Confederates were not willing to accept the grating of Civil Rights to Black people. Southern state Gov passed the restrictive Black Codes. They were racists laws that denied Blacks' rights. As a reaction, these codes outraged Northerners. In March, 1865, Congress established the Freedmen's Bureau to provide for the immediate needs of Black former slaves. Then it passed a law to reinforce the Freedmen's bureau over President Johnson's veto.
Posted by electro on May 6, 2009 at 3:37 PM (Answer #5)
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